Yesterday we brought you word that Dylan O’Brien had suffered major injuries on the set of the third ‘Maze Runner’ movie, subtitled ‘The Death Cure’. O’Brien, who plays main character Thomas in the film series, was performing a stunt involving a car that went awry and the actor, also known for starring on MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’, was run over, suffering several broken bones.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Vancouver where he currently resides as he recovers. Not surprisingly, production on the movie has shut down while O’Brien recuperates.
For those concerned, Wes Ball, who has directed all three ‘Maze Runner’ movies, has released the following update:
“But ultimately I find myself left with just a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie. I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew. It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he will be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best.”
Ball offered his well wishes via a hand-written letter on Twitter, which you can read below:
— Wes Ball (@wesball) March 19, 2016
Many others have voiced their support of O’Brien through social media, including James Dashner, the writer of ‘The Maze Runner’ novels:
Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers. We love you, Dylan!!!
— James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 18, 2016
Also rallying behind ‘Styles’ are his ‘Teen Wolf’ co-stars, namely Max Carver:
Sending you thoughts, prayers and a speedy recovery @dylanobrien #
— Max Carver (@maxcarver) March 18, 2016
Tom T. Choi:
Wishing you a speedy recovery @dylanobrien
— Tom T. Choi (@tomtchoi) March 18, 2016
Dylan’s tough as nails. He’ll be right as rain in no time.
— Ian Bohen (@IanBohen) March 18, 2016
— Arden Cho (@arden_cho) March 18, 2016
‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ is scheduled for release on February 17, 2017, but it’s unclear if these developments will delay that.
Source: Just Jared